marinecorpstimes.com http://www.marinecorpstimes.com en-us Copyright 2014, marinecorpstimes.com SaxoTech Online Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:06:43 -0400 15 NATO gets new chief-one Putin may approve of http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS08/310010057 At a time of daunting geopolitical crises, NATO is undergoing its own version of regime change, with the arrival of a new chief official who has the blessing, at least temporarily, of one of the West's biggest adversaries: Russian President Vladimir Putin Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:02:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS08/310010057 Tab for trucks Pentagon doesn't need could top $100M http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS05/310010049 The Army and Marine Corps may have wasted more than $100 million returning vehicles from Afghanistan that they don't need over just a one-year period, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:52:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS05/310010049 U.N.: At least 1,119 Iraqis killed in September http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS08/310010056 The United Nations said Wednesday that at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the reported death toll did not include killings in areas controlled by the Islamic State group. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:49:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS08/310010056 New Polish premier wants more U.S. military presence http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS08/310010055 Poland's new prime minister says she will seek a greater U.S. military presence in Poland because the conflict in neighboring Ukraine has made Poland's security and the U.S.-Polish relationship even more important. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:41:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS08/310010055 Australia sends 2 unarmed support planes over Iraq http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS08/310010054 Australia was sending two unarmed air force planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations against the Islamic State movement in Iraq, but would not yet launch its own airstrikes, the prime minister said Wednesday. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:13:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS08/310010054 Fugitive Afghan officers fear death at home http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS/310010053 The three Afghanistan National Army officers who disappeared during a training exercise on Cape Cod before being caught trying to cross into Canada in Niagara Falls, New York, fear they will be killed if sent home. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:13:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS/310010053 Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS08/310010052 Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:54:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS08/310010052 Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS05/310010051 The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to cur Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:37:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS05/310010051 White House stands by Dempsey after McCain questions general's 'credibility' http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS05/310010050 US President Barack Obama is standing by his top military adviser amid sharp criticism from a prominent Republican senator. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:05:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141001/NEWS05/310010050 U.S. troops head to Africa for Ebola mission http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300063 About 1,400 soldiers will head to Liberia in October to help support the fight against the Ebola virus that is spreading across West Africa, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:58:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300063 ED cases among troops double since 2004 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/BENEFITS06/309300059 Erectile dysfunction diagnoses have skyrocketed in the U.S. military in the past decade, with the rate among troops more than doubling from 2004 to 2013. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:52:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/BENEFITS06/309300059 Marines establish three new staging locations in West Africa http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300058 The Corps has established three new staging outposts in Senegal, Ghana and Gabon that will help Marines respond to crises in Africa more quickly. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:52:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300058 Hackers charged with stealing Apache training software http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS04/309300065 Two members of what the Justice Department calls an 'international computer hacking ring' pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of $100 million in intellectual property - including software used to train Apache helicopter pilots. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:51:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS04/309300065 Calls for brass to resign add to debate over Mideast policy http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS05/309300067 Recent calls for the Pentagon's top brass to resign in protest of President Obama's policy toward Iraq and Syria may pack a political punch, but they rest on no actual historical precedent. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:51:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS05/309300067 Mabus: Review of women joining SEALs on track http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS05/309300070 A U.S. Special Operations Command report on integrating women into the elite Navy SEAL community was due back in July, but officials aren't able to confirm whether it's been completed or when leadership will be briefed. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:51:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS05/309300070 Navy: Nuclear shipyard workers got unearned credit http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300073 Hundreds of nuclear workers at a Navy shipyard have been placed on restrictive duty after investigators discovered they were given credit for attending continuing training they didn't actually attend, an official said Tuesday. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:09:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300073 Jury convicts teen in slayings of Fort Carson newlyweds http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS06/309300072 It took a jury in Colorado Springs, Colorado, less than four hours to convict a teenager of killing a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife during a burglary. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:55:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS06/309300072 White House intruder who eluded Secret Service indicted http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS06/309300071 A Texas man who climbed a fence, eluded Secret Service and entered the White House was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury for entering a restricted building, carrying a deadly weapon and unlawfully possessing ammunition. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:47:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS06/309300071 CENTCOM posts new combat footage of airstrikes in Iraq, Syria http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300069 The U.S. Central Command released Tuesday another set of combat videos of airstrikes against Islamic State group facilities and vehicles in both Syria and Iraq. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:22:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300069 Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300068 Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:43:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300068 A-10 lands on its belly at Davis-Monthan AFB http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300049 Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson says one of its A-10 attack jets had to make a hard landing on its belly but that the pilot is OK. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:48:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300049 Navy: Aircraft carrier helps rescue 2 fishermen http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300050 The Navy says a Virginia-based aircraft carrier helped rescue two fishermen off the coast of Florida. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:48:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300050 Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-awaited security pact http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300043 The United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:45:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300043 5th Marine Regiment will lead new crisis response unit in Middle East http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300066 The Marines' new crisis response unit in U.S. Central Command will reach initial operating capability tomorrow with Camp Pendleton's 5th Marine Regiment as its headquarters element, military officials said today. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:34:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300066 U.S. Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300047 U.S. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:24:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300047 CDC: Ebola confirmed in Dallas patient http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300064 A patient in a Dallas hospital has been confirmed to have the deadly Ebola virus, News 8 has learned. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:12:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300064 Senator: POV moving company's problems linger http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS05/309300053 The chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee wants military officials to consider dumping a defense contractor responsible for moving troops' personal vehicles to and from overseas bases when they move on reassignment orders, citing significant delays an Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:23:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS05/309300053 Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS05/309300042 The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close th Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:23:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS05/309300042 Vice chief to airmen: How do we cut costs? http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300062 Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer has collected thousands of suggestions from airmen about how to cut costs Air Force-wide and at the unit level - some were so good that the Air Force has already adopted them. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:04:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300062 Top DoD official: U.S. will 'respond' if Japan-China dispute escalates http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300061 The U.S. will respond with military force if allies in the Pacific region are threatened, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said on Tuesday in response to questions about Japan's dispute with China over the Senkaku Islands. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:59:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300061 Sen. McCaskill seeks probe of Fort Leonard Wood Army leaders on sex assault policies http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300060 Sen. Claire McCaskill has asked the Pentagon to investigate allegations that Army leaders at Fort Leonard Wood discouraged trainees from reporting sexual assaults. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:41:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300060 Boxer CO fired after short stint in charge http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300056 Capt. Wayne Brown's big deck command tour was short-lived. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:14:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300056 Naval Academy joins Obama's 'It's On Us' campaign http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300057 The U.S. Naval Academy has joined President Obama's 'It's On Us' campaign to encourage college students to take responsibility in stopping sexual assault. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:53:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300057 U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300045 U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish that is under assault by the militants, activists said. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:36:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300045 F-15C pilot who crashed in Virginia to be buried at Air Force Academy http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300055 A Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot who was killed in the crash of an F-15C fighter jet will be buried at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:35:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300055 Confederate's grave has wrong name; VA won't fix http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300052 The gravestone of a Confederate soldier who died at Elmira's Civil War prison camp has the wrong name on it, according to his great-great-grandson. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:32:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300052 Records, photos of famed U.S. WWII bombers go online http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300048 Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:20:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/309300048 Texan who faked military past guilty in guns case http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS06/309300046 A Texas convicted felon who faked being an Army Ranger to get close to a decorated retired Navy Seal faces up to 10 years in prison for having two guns. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:04:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS06/309300046 Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty in Afghan scheme http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS06/309300044 A former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he derailed an investigation into military contract fraud by making a suspect appear to be a key counterintelligence source. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:47:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS06/309300044 Singapore-based research center CO fired http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290046 Capt. Carlos LeBron, the commanding officer of the Singapore-based Naval Medical Research Center-Asia, was relieved of his duties Monday ' Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:48:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290046 Interview: Leno on USO, entertaining troops and his 'tank car' http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/OFFDUTY02/309290048 It would be tough to script a better opening line for a story from Jay Leno: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:14:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/OFFDUTY02/309290048 Air Force takes the lead on airstrikes against Islamic State http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS08/309290042 The Air Force has flown a large majority of all airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, with the mission expected to change as Islamic State fighters adjust to the aerial bombardment. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:12:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS08/309290042 New crisis response unit to be based in Kuwait http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS08/309290037 The Marine Corps is preparing to deploy about 2,100 grunts to be based out of Kuwait in a new unit configuration designed to respond to crises in the region, according to Corps officials. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:11:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS08/309290037 Marksmanship overhaul was a long time coming, say Marines http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290024 Significant changes are in the works for Marine Corps marksmanship that are likely to make basic rifle qualifications more challenging, if not more complex, affecting everyone from the freshest boots to the grizzled infantrymen on predeployment workups. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:11:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290024 Chief season screwups: These 4 cases may have crossed the line http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290022 No more shenanigans. That was the bottom line of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens' controversial chief training overhaul two years ago, which ended decades of initiation rites. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:10:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290022 Army Times unveils new mobile app, monthly subscription model http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/TMP/309290031 Army Times is revolutionizing its digital experience with the introduction of new mobile applications for smartphones and tablets. A completely revamped website also is on the way. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:52:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/TMP/309290031 Air Force appeals court tosses MTI rape conviction http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290034 An appeals court on Sept. 16 overturned the 2013 rape conviction of a former military training instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, ruling there was not enough evidence to find him guilty in the first place. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:31:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290034 Barksdale military dog died of heat stroke last month http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290038 A military working dog who died at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana last month succumbed to heat stroke after his handler accidentally left him in the backseat of a patrol vehicle, officials said. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:35:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290038 Women in Ranger School: New details, application deadlines http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/CAREERS/309290020 Female soldiers have until Dec. 1 to volunteer to attend Ranger School this spring as part of an assessment to determine whether and how to open combat arms military occupational specialties to women. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:27:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/CAREERS/309290020 U.S. to keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS08/309290040 The United States and Afghanistan will sign a long-delayed security agreement Tuesday that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year, a U.S. official said. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:25:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS08/309290040 Report: White House intruder made it far past front door http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290052 A man who scaled a White House fence this month and breached the mansion's front door apparently rushed past a Secret Service agent inside and was stopped only after reaching the building's East Room, a government official confirmed Monday. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:47:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290052 Vietnam veteran receives Silver Star 48 years later http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290051 A Vietnam War veteran received the Silver Star Sunday for his heroic actions in heavy combat 48 years ago. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:37:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290051 McCain: Ground troops needed to fight ISIL http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS05/309290050 Americans would support sending more U.S. troops to fight the Islamic State if U.S. strategy in the region were clearer, Sen. John McCain, a longtime critic of President Obama's foreign policy, said Monday. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:20:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS05/309290050 Obama efforts to oust Assad pushed to back burner http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS08/309290049 By President Obama's own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner by a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that could ultimately help him stay in power. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:29:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS08/309290049 Dana White says UFC shares blame in Yoel Romero vs. Tim Kennedy controversy http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/OFFDUTY04/309290047 Yoel Romero's cornermen weren't exactly on their best behavior Saturday night at UFC 178, UFC President Dana White told MMAjunkie, but the UFC is also partially to blame for a controversial delay between rounds in the middleweight fight with Tim Kennedy. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:15:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/OFFDUTY04/309290047 Navy Times unveils new mobile app, monthly subscription model http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290032 Navy Times is revolutionizing its digital experience with the introduction of new mobile applications for smartphones and tablets. A completely revamped website also is on the way. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:42:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290032 Marine Corps Times unveils new mobile app, monthly subscription model http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/OFFDUTY/309290033 Marine Corps Times is revolutionizing its digital experience with the introduction of new mobile applications for smartphones and tablets. A completely revamped website also is on the way. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:42:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/OFFDUTY/309290033 Air Force Times unveils new mobile app, monthly subscription model http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290029 Air Force Times is revolutionizing its digital experience with the introduction of new mobile applications for smartphones and tablets. A completely revamped website also is on the way. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:41:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290029 Delay vote on authorizing airstrikes, key GOP lawmaker says http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290043 By the time Congress decides whether it wants to vote on authorizing new military intervention in Iraq and Syria, the fight could be over. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:11:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS/309290043 Administration seeks to close Gitmo hearing http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS06/309290045 The Obama administration is seeking to close a court hearing into the government's treatment of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, saying that much of the information about the man is classified. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:02:00 -0400 http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140929/NEWS06/309290045